Old 06-03-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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I just blew my 2 today on a couple of overexposures. If i correct the exposure (hopefully) and resubmit, is there something else I might get dinged on?

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the amtrak one is quite soft.

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Old 06-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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the amtrak one is quite soft.

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Thank you sir. Will work on that one with that too.
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I wanted to wait until I was home to evaluate the overexposure on my monitor, with photoshop. The first one is a bit hot. There's zero data in the white that's on the rear of the second locomotive. The building on the left only has a bit of data left. The entire shot would benefit from a highlight reduction of 10-15 percent, or adjust the midtone adjustment in levels from 1.0 to .85 or .9. The same goes for the amtrak shot, as the light stand is data free. Highlight adjustment wouldn't work as well because it introduces a pretty strong halo around the locomotive, but the midtone adjustment did ok. Personally, I'd start the shot from scratch and do a hard highlight adjustment on the light stand by itself (using a layer, or selection) and then edit the shot appropriately.

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Looking at the logo on the light tower on the right of the Amtrak shot, it almost looks out of focus more than soft. I didn't look at the exif data but what was your f stop? Could just be the depth of field making it seem that way.
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I agree with Loyd on the second one (too soft)---but the exposure isn't all that bad. The first one is indeed overexposed.
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